We got some interesting criticism regarding my last blog post, Kill Your Television. Thought I’d share a couple of samples…
>>>So the writer of this article actually says, “Don’t watch television, but watch the things IIIIIII want you to watch. Believe in Global Warming!!! It’s all the fault of industrialization!!!” Well, of course the earth warms up a little, but there are so many lies from both the environmental(terror)ists and the governments, that most people are kept away from some facts… The writer of this article is just as manipulative as the people that he accuses.
>>>Seriously? They suggest no more television because of the “dumbing down” and wasted time, yet when you continue to read further they suggest spending some of your now “extra” time watching a 3 hr video, on the internet, that THEY made about climate change!?! Talk about propaganda and rhetoric! The focus is on climate change… NOT the adverse affects of “too much tv”! What a load of BS!… This is OUR country by the way. And as far as media, I thank god I live in America where free speech is a right, somewhat for now, but on the flip side it leaves a lot of room for deceit, propaganda, and rhetoric. Sell it to some other sheep cause this self thinking woman isn’t buying!
>>>There is no doubt that climate change is always happening – this is not a static world/planet we live in. Man’s contribution, though, is like a drop in the ocean. If you knew the history of pollution as America expanded west and compared it to today, you *might* get the point… Man is simply a pimple on an elephant’s butt on this earth – to think otherwise is the height of arrogance.
<sigh> Sometimes I get discouraged and wonder why we even bother trying to spread awareness. Then Stevie reminds me that we have a responsibility to right action, and that includes speaking, living, and spreading truth (facts), regardless of the outcome.
It’s just frustrating to engage people who are locked in the bubble, unable to think, set in their narrow views, un-open to considering new information, completely numb to facts. For example, the people above clearly didn’t even watch the frikin video, yet they spout off calling it “propaganda and rhetoric.” It’s SCIENCE you knuckleheads, get it? Did you ever take a science class in school?
The great thing about science is it’s true, whether you believe in it or not!
So, to my lovely critics, here it is again. Give it a chance. This is not an “Al Gore type video.” It’s a FREE science video full of actual facts that are backed up with real sources. You need to have these facts if you’re going to exercise your voice in this discussion. Cause you don’t know every god damn thing.
Moving right along…
I just survived my first cold in years. It was a bad one too. Some South American strand that my body clearly wasn’t ready for. Put me down for almost a week. High fever, aches, running nose, sore throat… yuck! We’ve been trying like hell to make sure Stevie doesn’t catch it, but this morning she woke up with a sore throat. Lovely. The last thing we want right now is for her to go into labor with a bad cold!
Other news – It appears that Sprinter Life has become a regular stop on the Pan-American Highway for nomads passing through Lima. In addition to visits from Home On The Highway and Life Remotely, we were just visited by Drive Nacho Drive. We had a great time hanging out with these guys. Super cool couple. Man, we really need to get back on the road. We’re getting lapped by 3rd generation overlanders now. Oh well, we’ll always be faster than Lost World. France… for so many reasons.
We want to let everyone know that Kiki is still hanging in there. After consulting 2 vets in Peru and 2 vets in the USA (Thank You Marisa, Michael and Joanne!), we’ve verified her heart diagnosis.
As far as what we can expect from here… it’s unknown. We’ve done everything we possibly can to prolong her life. Right now Stevie has her on every available medication, some of which we had delivered from the US. The condition is not curable, but we’re hoping for the most time possible.
Below, Kiki’s medicine chart…
In last weeks pregnancy appointment the doctor recommended that we get another ultrasound. Stevie has a slight excess of amniotic fluid, and the Doc seemed to think it was important.
This really bummed us out. Although there is no definitive evidence that these things cause harm to the child, there seems to be plenty of speculation. Plus they are expensive, and we’re paying for this whole thing out-of-pocket. We really didn’t want to get another one.
But they kinda have us by the balls, so we decided to do it.
As it turned out, everything was normal. I really do think these guys are just trying to make money off us. This will be the last one for sure.
Here is the latest photo of our baby daughter…
At this point we’re just hoping the baby stays inside Stevie’s tummy a while longer. My Mom will be showing up in a week and we really want her to be here for the birth. Let’s get honest… I’m gonna need the backup.